Beware of curious cats!

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Beware of curious cats!

I have a funny (well now it is) story I thought I'd share, bit of a warning too!

About a year ago, my tabby cat went missing. She was 3 years old at the time and very much an indoors cat. She only ever goes out to pee and always comes when called.

So one night, she didn't come back. I was in tears, 6 months pregnant, wailing at my hubby to drive around and look for her. Got back, and noticed our very stupid black-and-white cat miaowing and jumping at next door's house. I called our lost cat, and could hear a faint miaow. Turns out the little devil had got into next door's house.

Worst bit? Next door had gone on holiday for a WEEK.

I was devastated, called the RSPCA who told me to put food through the letterbox. But that was no good, as a quick look through the upstairs window (hubby got up on the ladder) revealed she was in the bedroom with the door shut.

She's quite timid, so I reckon she snuck in, and when she heard the neighbour, hid under the bed or something.

Anyway, we called the police who said they were busy dealing with a fire, and told me to call the RSPCA again. Eventually, the RSPCA said to call a locksmith and get a police officer out.

Luckily, hubby works with locks, so he was able to drill it out and replace it, and free our silly cat, who by this time had been stuck in there for 2 days. She was absolutely fine, although a bit clingy. And the neighbour didn't mind at all, even though the cat had made a mess. She was just thankful she hadn't come to harm!

Just thought I'd share it with you incase you have curious cats!!!!!

Needless to say, we now make sure the cats are in if ever the neighbour mentions a holiday!!!!

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im certainly having trouble with a curious cat at them mo and dreading what shes going to do next

glad yours got out ok and glad you have understanding neighbours Smile

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I have a new kitten - a Munchkin who is even smaller than average - who has NO fear of anything! I lost her tonight, even though she's not allowed outdoors yet. Eventually found her curled up on a cushion under the sofa. Glad yours was ok in the end!

Dawn

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The first day I bought my lovely kitten home I thought he would take a while to adjust but no he wanted freedom, he ran out of the basket with a look of sheer pleasure and ran around the room twice then shot up the chimney! I stood in stunned silence mouth open for a few minutes before leaping into action and rescuing him. He was absolutely covered in soot. I should have guessed what kind of cat he would be from that moment. He did manage to reach 15 years of age but there is no way he only had nine lives!

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Your poor kitty, BH. She must have been so frightened, especially if she was nervous kitty to begin with :(